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JRM Vol.23 No.4 pp. 484-493
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2011.p0484
(2011)

Paper:

Visual Marker System for Autonomous Object Handling by Assistive Robotic Arm

Hideyuki Tanaka, Tetsuo Tomizawa, Yasushi Sumi,
Jae Hoon Lee, Hyun Min Do, Bong Keun Kim,
Tamio Tanikawa, Hiromu Onda, and Kohtaro Ohba

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), AIST Tsukuba Central 2, 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568, Japan

Received:
January 22, 2011
Accepted:
April 27, 2011
Published:
August 20, 2011
Keywords:
visual marker, environment structuring, assistive robotic arm
Abstract

The environment structuring concept has been used to design and develop a visual marker system for automating a robotic arm that assists those with upperlimb problems to lead independent lives. Confirmation experiments demonstrate the feasibility of our system in meeting different practical performance requirements. Combining semiautonomous control, simple visual feedback, and our system enabled the assistive robotic arm to handle objects autonomously – something that had not been previously conventionally possible.

Cite this article as:
Hideyuki Tanaka, Tetsuo Tomizawa, Yasushi Sumi,
Jae Hoon Lee, Hyun Min Do, Bong Keun Kim,
Tamio Tanikawa, Hiromu Onda, and Kohtaro Ohba, “Visual Marker System for Autonomous Object Handling by Assistive Robotic Arm,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.23, No.4, pp. 484-493, 2011.
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